I took some (crappy) photos so I can actually participate in a WIP Wednesday :) Trust me, the photos are nothing special...
Anyway, onward to the photos!
|Eat Your Monkey Socks|
This is the first of my Eat Your Monkey Socks. The yarn I'm using is from Sun Valley Fibers and is a merino/cashmere/nylon blend. If I remember correctly, it's superwash merino...I believe it's the same blend as my Hermione's Everyday Socks and I've thrown them in the washer and dryer and they came out just fine.
I started out CO for the "small" size on US #1 needles. I worked two repeats and tried the socks on. Sadly, they were too small. Sooooo, off I went to the yarn store and picked up some US #1.5 circulars and some US #0 circulars. I restarted them on the US #1.5 circulars, I've done two repeats, and I've tried them on (they fit). Woo-hoo!
This is my Icarus Shawl. The lifeline is left from the end of the second chart and I'm really hoping that I don't have to rip back that far. With that said, I'm maybe five or six rows into the fourth (and final) chart. It requires a bit of concentration to read the chart so I tend to work on this while Little Man is asleep.
The yarn is Wistful from Briar Rose. Initially, I never had any desire to knit this shawl until I saw a version knitted up in the Briar Rose booth at the Madison Knitters' Guild Knit In in 2010. The version I saw was a red/brown version and I inquired about it. I picked the blue/green/yellow color in the correct number of skeins (the one displayed was done with 1500 yds. of Wistful on US #6 needles)...and I may have enough to make two. That's due, in part, to changing the number of repeats I did for the first chart. It'll be plenty big without the official number of repeats. My gauge is probably different, too.
|Mama's Vanilla Socks (round 2)|
The yarn is Sock Yarn from htNEVELE in Parrot Bay, which is 100% merino, superwash if memory serves. She was a local dyer when I lived in Wisconsin.
I've also been working on getting the mane for Little Man's Giraffe just right. I went round and round about what technique I was going to use and I finally decided upon the one that Susan Anderson has a tutorial that I'm using. I've started and restarted it a few times but I think I'm going to keep it this way. I CO seven stitches and I'm doing the loop on the second, fourth, and sixth stitches on the right side rows and purling the wrong side. I think I'm going to have to give it a good soak and pin it out before I sew it on, just so I can get the "hair" to lay a little better. It's Cascade 220 Superwash so it should be fine.
Anyway, that's all I have for this WIP Wednesday :) For more WIP Wednesday fun, visit Tami!
Oh, and because I haven't posted photos of Little Man in awhile...
Maybe a week after his birthday...playing with his new toy from Husband's brother and sister-in-law.
He found his hoodie under the dining room table one day and tried to put it on all by himself. I think he did quite well, considering that he put it on upside down and didn't bother to unzip it first.
We had lunch at a place called Togo's over in San Leandro the other day. He only wanted to eat potato chips but he was happy doing so :)